Cochlear implants have become the preferred method for rehabilitating profoundly deaf postlingual adults. Advances in electrode design and speech processing algorithms have resulted in some striking individual patient peformances. The role of the implant has progressed rapidly from an auditory prosthesis that provides sound detection and speechreading enhancement to one that furnishes enough information to allow some limited word understanding in the sound-only condition. Past discussions that questioned the use of implants in deaf patients have been replaced by debates concentrating on which design strategy produces the 'best' results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Otology|
|State||Published - 1989|